Taxonomy of meanings for 打:

  • HIT
    • ATTACK
      • KILL
          打蒼蠅 打蟲藥
        • DESTROY
            打高興 "spoil the fun, be a wet blanket"
          • KNOCK
            • SQUEEZE
                打腳 "pinch the foot (of shoes)"
              • USE
                  打電腦 "use a computer" 打如意算盤 "engage in wishful thinking, reckon without one's host"
                • REMOVE
                    打埃塵 "clean away the dust" 打皮 "remove skin> peel" 打毷氉 da3 mao4sao4 "chassere l'ennui 韋莊"
                  • CURE
                      打病 "cure disease"
                    • FIGHT
                        打了起來 "enter fisticuffs" 打口水仗 "enter into a verbal battle"
                      • WIN
                        • CONQUER
                            打天下 "seize state power; win success in a big enterprise"
                          • BECOME
                              打頭兒 "become the head> take the lead" 打著 "in the name of" 打熱 "become warm friends with"
                            • BREAK
                              • THRESH
                                • CLEAN
                                    打鼻 "se nettoyer le museau"
                                  • MIX
                                    • ESTABLISH
                                        打底 "lay foundations" 打公司 "establish a company" 打夥huo3 "form a group"
                                      • WORK
                                          打粗 "do basic work" 打短工 "be short-term employed" 打黑工 "do black work" 打雜兒 "do unskilled work"
                                        • GATHER
                                            打柴 “gather firewood"
                                          • CAUSE TO
                                              打鴨子上架 "drive a duck onto a perch> do the impossile" 打迷 "puzzle, confuse" 打滿 "fill up" 打開 "cause to become open> open" 打沉 "sink" 打大 "make bigger" 打起 "lift; raise; abstract: summon up" 打起精神 "cheer up"
                                            • OPEN
                                                打罐頭的 "can-opener"
                                              • HAPPY
                                                  (causative) 打精神 "try to be happy; raise the spirits (of others)"
                                                • INCREASE
                                                    打氣 "increase air> inflate; pump up" 打氣筒 "inflater, tyre pump"
                                                  • SEND
                                                      打信 "send a letter" 打探子 "send a spy" 打電報 打長途 "place a long-distance call" 打入冷宮 "banish (concubine) to the Cold Palace"
                                                    • BUILD
                                                        打垻 "build a dam" 打墻 "build an earth wall"
                                                      • ACHIEVE
                                                          打入 "manage to enter> infiltrate"
                                                        • PLAY
                                                            打籃球 "play basketball" etc. 打平 "draw a tie" 打平手 "draw a tie" 打棋譜 "play a game of Go according to a game record"
                                                          • PRETEND
                                                              打佯兒 "pretend to be something"
                                                            • PERFORM 打漢子 "play the guy> have a lover (of men)"
                                                            • GUESS
                                                                打謎 "guess the solution to a riddle, solve a riddle" 打謎謎兒 "solve a riddle"
                                                              • SHOW
                                                                  打赤膊 打赤腳 打出風度 打躬作揖
                                                                • EXPRESS
                                                                    打清罵俏 打情賣笑 打情罵趣 "fool around and banter in flirtation"
                                                                  • MAKE
                                                                      打躬作揖 打恭作揖 打拱作揖"bow profusely"
                                                                    • WRITE
                                                                        打叉 "cross off, tick off with a cross" 大紅圈 "mark as excellent with round red circles"
                                                                      • DIG
                                                                          打坑 "dig a pit" 打井 "dig a well"
                                                                        • PRODUCE
                                                                            打家具 "make furniture" 打繩 "make a rope" 打刀 forge 打草鞋 "make/weave straw sandals"
                                                                          • KNIT
                                                                            • INVENT
                                                                                打譜兒 "hit upon a general plan, find a plan" 打比 "make a comparison" 打比方 "make a comparison"
                                                                              • COOK
                                                                                  打麵包 "make bread" 打粗 "make simple food" 打餅 "bake cakes"
                                                                                • SEEK
                                                                                    打食兒 "seek food (of birds and animals)" 打樂 "seek pleasure" 打店 try to find a hotel 打聽 "seek to learn/hear about"
                                                                                  • EAT
                                                                                      打飯 "get something to eat" 打野食 "have secret sexual relations"
                                                                                    • DRINK
                                                                                        打酒 "have a drink"
                                                                                      • OBTAIN
                                                                                        • CATCH
                                                                                          • HUNT
                                                                                              打鳥 fowling 打獵 大山 "go hunting in the mountains" 打野雞 "visit low-class brothels"
                                                                                            • FEEL
                                                                                                打悲,打怵 feel/be terrified 打蒙 "feel perplexed" 打軟兒 "feel (one's limbs to be) weak" 打軟腿兒 "feel weak in one's legs"
                                                                                              • SUFFER
                                                                                                  打泡 "suffer blisters" 打敖 打熬 suffer hardship (also nominal) 打餓肚 "be hungry"
                                                                                                • BUY
                                                                                                    打年貨 "buy what is necessary for New Year" 打肉 "buy meat" 打票 "buy a ticket" 打冰 "buy ice"
                                                                                                  • STEAL
                                                                                                      打荷包 "steal a wallet"
                                                                                                    • REMAIN
                                                                                                        打光棍 "remain a bachelor"
                                                                                                      • WAIT
                                                                                                          打個遲兒 "wait a minute"
                                                                                                        • FETCH
                                                                                                            打水 “fetch water from a well etc"
                                                                                                          • TRAVEL
                                                                                                              打來回兒 "make a return trip" 打車子 打出租 "take a taxi" 打的 "take a taxi" 打旱路 "take the overland route" 打野 "run about all over the place"
                                                                                                            • TIE
                                                                                                                打結子 "tie a knot" 打疙瘩 打圪塔 "tie a knot"
                                                                                                              • ARRANGE
                                                                                                                  打行李 "arrange the luggage"
                                                                                                                • PUT
                                                                                                                    打枷 "put fetters on> put in fetters" 打包 "put uneaten food into a bao1"
                                                                                                                  • ESTIMATE
                                                                                                                      成本打三百塊錢 "estimate the cost at 300"
                                                                                                                    • HOLD
                                                                                                                        打傘 "hold an umbrella"
                                                                                                                      • CARRY
                                                                                                                          打燈籠 "carry the lantern"
                                                                                                                        • PULL
                                                                                                                            打上來 "pull up (from water)" 打槳 "pull th oars"
                                                                                                                          • WAVE
                                                                                                                              打斧頭 "wave the axe> talk big, overawe people"
                                                                                                                            • WEAR
                                                                                                                                打辮子 "wear/also:plait a pigtail"
                                                                                                                              • SHOOT
                                                                                                                                  打炮 "shoot a canon" 打黑槍 "shoot from a hidden place"
                                                                                                                                • FROM
                                                                                                                                    打心眼兒裡 "from the bottom of the heart" 打小兒 "from childhood" 打明兒起 "starting from tomorrow" 打哪兒來的?"Where are you from?" 打那以後 "from that time onwards" 打從 "since"
                                                                                                                                  • ACT
                                                                                                                                      打瞌 "take a nap" 打哈哈兒 "make merry; laugh insincerely…" 打個照面 "meet face to face" 打吵子 "quarrel" 打吵 "quarrel" 打差 "be on official duty" 打飽嗝 "blurp ge2 after eating one's fill" 打盹 "take a nap" 打罷 “retire from office" 打獨坐 "逛妓女院打抱不平 打噴嚏 打幫 打鼻雷 "snore" 打喳喳 "whisper" 打吵子 打吵 打遲 hesitate when speaking 大跌 fall down 打肚皮官司 "repress one's urge to publicly take issue with someone" 打地坐 "sit on the ground" 打和哄 huo4hong1 "make jokes" 打冷顫 打冷戰 "get the cold shiver" 打覷 打趣 "banter; tease; joke" 打哨兒 打哨子 "whistle"
                                                                                                                                    • WRITE
                                                                                                                                        打草 打草稿 打報告
                                                                                                                                      • SPEAK
                                                                                                                                          打鄉談 "put on a local accent" 打夜話 "talk coarsely" 打啞謎 "speak in riddles" 打市語 "speak secret gang language" 打謎語 "propose a riddle" 打話 "speak up; make conversation" 打官話 "assume the air of a functionary" 打謊 "lie" 打誑 "tell lies" 打誑語 "tell lies" 打官腔 speak in a bureaucratic tone" 打駁攔 "rebut" 打岔 cha4 "interrupt" 打插 cha1 "interject" 打屁 "chat idly"
                                                                                                                                        • SPREAD
                                                                                                                                            打農藥 "spread insecticide"
                                                                                                                                          • SELL
                                                                                                                                              打折 "sell at discount" 打八折 "sell at 80 percent of the price"
                                                                                                                                            • DISTRIBUTE
                                                                                                                                                打粥 "ladle congee out"
                                                                                                                                              • SING
                                                                                                                                                  ??? 打孩歌 打骸歌 "tremble with fear"
                                                                                                                                                • PREFIX 打算 "plan" 打掃 "sweep" 打看 "check" 打丟 "misplace" 打禪 "sit in meditation" 打抖 =發抖 打定 "be determined; have decided" 打放 "set free" 打逗 "tease; banter; make fun of" 打嗝 "burp; belch" 打趁 "pursue" 打撐 "support" 打怪 "doubt; suspect" 打滾兒 "roll about" 打哈欠 "yawn" 打哈息 "yawn" 打鼾 "snore" 打齁 "snore"打瞳tong2 "doze off" 打嚏 "sneeze" 打嚏噴 "sneeze" 打齁睡 "be snoringly deep asleep" 打呼兒 "snore" 打換 "make an exchange" 打唧唧 打嘰嘰 "quarrel, squabble" 打解 "explain" 打救 "rescue" 打攔 "to block the way" 打嘮 "chat" 打愣 "be dumbfounded" 打眠衣 "monk's sleeping gown" 打摸 "suppose, assume, conjecture" 打搶3 "pillage, snatch away" 打怯 "be frightened" 打探 “inquire about" 打忐忑 "tremble; we worried" 打望 "look out for" 打問 "inquire about" 打閑 "be unemployed" 打要 "if" 打印 "print" 打轉 "revolve" 打坐 "sit in meditation" 打崩兒 "jump with joy"
                                                                                                                                                • INTENSELY
                                                                                                                                                    打疾 "very quickly"
                                                                                                                                                  • 打小人 cast an evil spell on"??? 打狗詩 "doggerel" 打飛機 "masturbate" 打什麼緊 大蛇麼不緊 打甚不緊 “Q'importe? be unimportant" 打冷驚 "suddenly, all at once" 打怕 "have learnt one's lesson" 打千兒 "greet by getting on one's knees"